I made the mistake of leaving last year’s DIY Holiday Top to the bitter last minute. So, this year, I decided to get on it quite a bit earlier and it worked out better than expected. My intention with this years’ top was to create something season-less, classic, and easy. Telio’s Miyuki Satin was the perfect solution.
I really love the idea of lighter, pastel shades throughout the fall and winter. However, the last time I wore a winter white coat, I managed to get poutine all over it and then got splashed with mud by a passing car. Guess white in the winter wasn’t meant for me…c’est la vie!
With the pastel colour trend still being all the rage for Fall/Winter, I decided to give it another try by choosing a pink champagne colour for my top. I used this print at home pattern from Burdastyle. I eliminated the keyhole by placing my front and back on the center-fold when cutting, made the sleeves shorter and the neckline a touch bigger. Pullovers obviously have to be able to pull over your head. Be sure to baste everything together and test this before you start your final sewing. I did a bias finish on my neckline instead of using the flounce as shown with the pattern.
Et voila! You have your fancy, but not too fancy party top. Enjoy!